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But They Are So Much Worse Than Me

But They Are So Much Worse Than Me

There is exactly one thing that kept me from sobriety and it was … Focusing on other people’s problems to keep from looking at my own problems. In other words codependency. It is such a sneaky thing that I didn’t even realize I had a drinking...
Sober Thanksgiving

Sober Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a challenge to our sobriety. Here’s some of the things that can make it really trying: When everyone else is drinking wine. When people around the table have differing views, political or otherwise. Seeing a certain person who always seems to...
Craving and Longing in the Land of Tequila

Craving and Longing in the Land of Tequila

Buenos Dias, Thrivers. I just returned from a lovely extended vacation in Sayulita, Mexico. It was quite a victory to not have any cravings while I was there. I did have lots of refreshing nonalcoholic options like drinking the water straight from a coconut and all of...
My Rock Bottom Was Years Before I Quit Drinking

My Rock Bottom Was Years Before I Quit Drinking

So I Guess This is a Story About Control When I finally quit drinking, on March 26, 2014, my alcohol use was not “out of control”. In fact it was very controlled. I was consciously drinking less. I was worried about getting a DUI, so I would strategically...
This is What You’ve Been Needing

This is What You’ve Been Needing

Have you been wondering how to do this gratitude thing … and make it your own … and keep it from getting boring? Gratitude isn’t all daisies and sunsets and it isn’t always easy. A gratitude practice can support your sobriety. And you don’t have to be a “grateful...